10. The METAL & Model
Often times counterfeited Rolex watches will try to cheap out by making a normally expensive model in cheaper metals to gain more profit. You should always check the model number of the Rolex you are buying online to make sure that it matches up with the type of metal in the watch you are buying. A rule of thumb with the commonly counterfeited Rolex President: All Rolex President watches with the day (Monday, Tuesday, etc…) and the date (21,22,23…) are made out of platinum or gold, not stainless steel and not two-tone. If someone tries to sell you a stainless President they are cheating you.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AN EASY TELL-TALE SIGN: THE TICKING!!!
Listen closely. If you hear loud ticking from your watch this Rolex is a definite fake. Rolex watches do not make the ticking noises common with other watches. Counterfeiters can’t often perfect the gears and so a ticking noise is made and this can really help you spot fakes quite easily.
Misconceptions: One the biggest misconception is that the second hand of Rolex watches is a perfect sweep. This is not true most models of Rolex tick at eight ticks or movements per second so it is not a continuous sweep. Also, some models move at slower speeds.